Sunday 14 February 2021

Flying by with some happy mail

Hello, crafting friends!

Are you  ready for a little colour? Okay, let's go!

I had been looking at some designer paper decorated with great big coloured circles, and it suddenly occurred to me that circles make a great background. I wanted my circles to overlap so I put away the paper, punched a circle into a sticky note and inked colour into it, moving the template every time I changed ink colour.

The little bird carrying the envelope is from Funky Fossil's Christmas Characters - a set that has not been put away in the Christmas box because it has proved itself to be an all-the-year-rounder! I stamped my bird, coloured him and the envelope with alcohol markers and fussy cut him. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Pretty Perennials - I thought it went well with the image.

I've been a slow coach but I think I'm in time to join in with CASology's Envelope challenge; I'm also linking up with Stamping Sensations, where the theme this month is a cheery Colour My World, and Watercooler Wednesday where Tristan is hosting the popular Occasions themed challenge.

Hmm. Well the weather has taken a turn now - it was absolutely freezing and now it's not just absolutely freezing but also WET!! Never mind a glass of chilled fizz, I'm thinking this is the perfect evening to hunker down by the fire with a hot toddy and a nice romcom on TV!

Sending hugs,


  1. The gorgeous background is perfect for the beautiful bird, a wonderful card

  2. Super fun design Vicky.

    Hugs diane

  3. Super colours and love the cute little bird.

    Kath x

  4. Brilliant inked circles and a great sentiment. The bird carrying the envelope is a nice finishing touch.

    Like the sound of your evening plans.

    Hygge xxx

  5. I really love this card! Your sponged circles do indeed make a fabulous background, and I love the image of a bird with the envelopes...kind of like those pigeons who brought the mail. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology.

  6. That little bird is so cute and looks right at home on your lovely colourful card.

  7. Great card, love how you used the colours. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations. Anesha

  8. Hello Vicky. thank you for your sweet comments. The twine in both projects came free with a kit and they are waxed. Sorry I can't help anymore. Anesha x

  9. This is gorgeous, Vicky - my inking hero! Love the overlapped circles - they really pack a punch and you're right - that little birdie is definitely a year rounder! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  10. Hot toddy sounds nice ~ It's been sleety cold rain all day here! I love your cheerful happy card :) The bird is definitely and all around friend to keep out and enjoy.

  11. Im very late to the party Vicky, crotchety me and poorly Poppy again. But didn't want to miss thanking you for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x


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